Features

  1. SCARABEUS AERIAL THEATRE - Antonio Harris in 'Depths of my Mind'.  Photo: Mark Morreau

    Feature: Scientific fact meets fictional friction

    Sunday 18 September 2016 by Donald Hutera

    "The teenage brain is full of synaptic connections.. & their hearts and minds full of mood swings. Aerial work expresses this very well" Donald Hutera reports on a new show from Scarabeus Aerial Theatre... Continue Reading

  2. Feature: An Inventory of Falling

    Wednesday 7 September 2016

    In her final article as Guest Editor for Dance Umbrella's series of long form writing, dramaturg Ruth Little introduces an essay by Clod Ensemble's Suzy Willson to her collection The Institute of Contro… Continue Reading

  3. National Youth Dance Company in 'In-Ocentes'

    Feature: On the Waterfront - dance at Latitude 2016

    Thursday 21 July 2016 by Rachel Elderkin

    Summer arrived just in time for al fresco performances from Hofesh Schechter Company, Vamos Cuba!, NYDC, Richard Alston Dance Company.... Continue Reading

  4. Vicki Amedume in rehearsals at Wac Arts. Photo: Chris Andreou.

    Feature: Inflight from Home - diversifying circus with Wac Arts

    Monday 18 July 2016 by Vicki Amedume

    "One of the big barriers to a more diverse aerial community is the cost of training & we wanted to address that." Vicki Amedume introduces a new site-specific aerial performance taking place this weekend... Continue Reading

  5. Latitude 2014. Photo: Lise Smith

    Feature: Heading to Latitude this weekend?

    Monday 11 July 2016 by Rachel Elderkin

    Rachel Elderkin has the low down on what to see & where to dance at the Henham Park, Suffolk festival, from Thursday evening... Continue Reading

  6. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance - 'Outlander' -  - Avatâra Ayuso. Photo: Matteo De Fina, courtesy Fondazione Giorgio Cini

    Feature: Shobana Jeyasingh Dance in Venice...

    Friday 24 June 2016 by Sanjoy Roy

    Last week the London based company premiered a new work, as part of the Venice Dance Biennale. Sanjoy Roy was there to see it - read his report - and catch a video of the live stream while it's still available... Continue Reading

  7. Donald Hutera, with artist Lilia Pegado - part of Chelsea Arts Collective. Photo: Mike Massaro

    Feature: 'Kissing time' with the Love Clock

    Monday 13 June 2016 by Donald Hutera

    Moonlighting from journalism and his curatorial duties as co-founder of GOlive, Donald Hutera tries to ‘kiss time’ in Love Clock - a free event this Saturday, presented by Chelsea Arts Collective.... Continue Reading

  8. Michael Hulls' 'LightSpace'. Photo: Chantal Guevara.

    News: No Body - Sadler's Wells in light and sound

    Tuesday 7 June 2016

    A photo preview of the immersive installations by lighting designers, composers, choreographers and film makers to be found throughout Sadler's Wells this week... Continue Reading

  9. Salah el Brogy Company (featuring in Ignition Festival 2016). Photo: Jane Hobson

    News: Ignition Dance Festival 2016

    Monday 6 June 2016 by Philippa Newis

    While many dance organisations are moving eastwards, DanceWest's Ignition Festival (2 & 3 July) shows there are still good reasons to seek out new contemporary dance in West London boroughs... Continue Reading

  10. Yorke Dance Project's Phil Sanger & Amy Thake rehearse 'Sea of Troubles'. Photo: Charlotte Macmillan

    Feature: Re-staging MacMillan's 'Sea of Troubles'

    Tuesday 10 May 2016 by Rachel Elderkin

    Recently Rachel Elderkin spent some time with Yorke Dance Project as part of their Professional Pathways Programme & was involved with the process of re-staging a MacMillan work from scratch . . . Continue Reading

  11. Dan Canham's 'Ours Was the Fen Country' Photo Camilla Greenwell

    Feature: Falling Away - Disappearance, resistance & remembering in contemporary dance

    Wednesday 27 April 2016

    Ruth Little, Guest Editor of Dance Umbrella's Definite Article introduces the latest in the series of in-depth writing on dance... Continue Reading

  12. East London Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit, 21 March 2016. Photo: Jeremy Freedman

    Feature: Bursting With Ideas - the Dance Enterprise Summit

    Thursday 31 March 2016 by Donald Hutera

    Donald Hutera reports on a "rich and rewarding" all day event organised by East London Dance....  Continue Reading

  13. Romeo and Juliet DVD cover

    Feature: The Royal Ballet - Fonteyn & Nureyev in Kenneth MacMillan's 'Romeo and Juliet'

    Tuesday 15 March 2016 by Graham Watts

    The fiftieth anniversary of Kenneth MacMillan’s ground-breaking production of 'Romeo and Juliet' has been recognised by the DVD release of Paul Czinner’s film of the ballet... Continue Reading

  14. Vidya Patel, with Richard Alston &  Nancy Nerantzi. Photo: Jane Hobson

    Feature: BBC Young Dancer Finalist Vidya Patel - on dancing for Richard Alston

    Tuesday 15 March 2016 by Vidya Patel 1 Comment

    "Even though the movement language is different, the common ground between the way Richard choreographs and the Kathak style is that they both put great importance on musicality..." Continue Reading

  15. Pink Jukebox Trophy at the Rivoli Ballroom, 20 February 2016. Photo: Carole Edrich

    Feature: Pink Jukebox Trophy at the Rivoli Ballroom

    Monday 14 March 2016 by Carole Edrich

    Whether vast formal Ballroom and Latin dance competition or small local show, the world of same-sex dancing as exemplified by the Pink Jukebox Trophy is warmer, friendlier, more egalitarian and wonderfully transn… Continue Reading

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